Saturday, May 1, 2010

Big congratulations to Roy

Lost in my inattentiveness this week due to external concerns (like, a job), I missed that Roy struck out Bronson Arroyo for his 1500th career strikeout.

"I didn't even know I was close to that. I don't keep up with that stuff too much. It's nice to know you've been around the game for a little while. It's pretty nice. Coming up, your main goal is just to get up here and do well and stick with a club and give them a chance to win a World Series. You get later in your career when you don't think about numbers too much, and then they start adding up and you realize some great names you're associated with."

On Nolan Ryan, who has 365 more strikeouts (as an Astro) more than Roy:

"The things he's done in the game are pretty mind-boggling. After you get up here and see how great the competition is and the many years that he threw, to throw 26 years I think, is pretty amazing. He's done a lot of good things for me, he actually helped me get into pro ball as far as coming into the Minor Leagues and Double-A. So if I can get up there and pass him, I can mess with him a little bit."